ABOUT

Philip Cheung is a photographer based in Los Angeles and Toronto.

His photographs have been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals across North America and Europe, such as The National Portrait Gallery (London, UK), Lumix Festival (Hanover, DE) and the Flash Forward Festival (Toronto, CA).

In 2011, Cheung was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and he has been awarded research and production grants by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.

Cheung has also been recognized by the Magenta Foundation, Communication Arts, Photo District News and American Photo. His work is held in the collection of Akkasah, Center for Photography at New York University Abu Dhabi, and has appeared in features and reviews in Canadian Art, Harper's, The British Journal of Photography, and TIME among others.

SELECTED CLIENTS

Architecture + Detail
Condé Nast Traveller
Der Spiegel
Dwell
Financial Times
Forbes
The Globe and Mail
The Guardian Weekend Magazine
GQ Magazine (UK, Germany) 
Harper's
The Independent Magazine
Le Monde Weekend Magazine
Lufthansa
Maclean's
Monocle
National Geographic
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
T: The New York Times Style Magazine
The New York Times
Politiken
Porter Airlines
Report On Business
Sportsnet
Stern
The Telegraph - Ultratravel
TIME
Variety
VICE
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal Magazine (UK)
Wallpaper*

CONTACT

For commissions and exhibition requests, contact:
philipcheungphoto@gmail.com
Los Angeles: +1 (323) 736 6341
Toronto: +1 (416) 829 3879

For print acquisition inquiries in Canada, contact:
Circuit Gallery
info@circuitgallery.com
www.circuitgallery.com
Toronto: +1 647 477 2487


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

The Edge, Circuit Gallery @ Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, curated by Claire Sykes, Toronto, Canada, 2017


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & FESTIVALS

Construction: Memory and Fabrication, Arena1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA, United States (April 21 – May 12, 2018)
Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, curated by Jonathan Griffin, Jamillah James and Steven Nelson, Los Angeles, CA, United States (July 26 – September 16, 2018)
Mudun: Urban Cultures in Transit, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany, 2017
Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece, 2016
Future Tense, 516 ARTS, curated by Traci Quinn, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 2016
For the Record: Roadmaps & Diaries, Living Arts Centre Gallery, Mississauga, Canada, 2014
Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia, Canada, 2014
4th Lumix Festival, World Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany, 2014
Flash Forward, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME, United States, 2014
Flash Forward, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, MA, United States, 2014
Flash Forward, Photofusion, London, United Kingdom, 2013
Flash Forward, Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Toronto, Canada, 2013
VICE Photo Show, China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2012
VICE Photo Show, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY, United States, 2012
VICE Photo Show, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2012
VICE Photo Show, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2012
VICE Photo Show, Galerie Nowhere, Montreal, Canada, 2012
The Renaissance Prize, Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom, 2012
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2011
PhotoID, GPP Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2011
PDN's 30, Ring Cube Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2011
Public Domain: Public and Civic Spaces in the Arab World, RIBA-Gallery 2, London, United Kingdom, 2011  
London Festival of Photography, German Gymnasium, London, United Kingdom, 2011
Emerging Artists Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York, NY, United States, 2011  
Flash Forward Festival, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, MA, 2011  
Flash Forward Festival, Liberty Village, Toronto, Canada, 2010  
2nd Lumix Festival, World Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany, 2010
Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, ADACH, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2009


ARTISTS GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grants to Visual Artists, 2017
Canadian Forces Artists Program, 2016-2017
Akkasah, Center for Photography Artists Residency, New York University - Abu Dhabi, 2014-2016
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists Grant, 2015
Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artists Grant, 2014


COLLECTIONS

Akkasah, Center for Photography, New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Hellenic Centre for Photography Archives, Athens, Greece


AWARDS & HONORS

Photolucida's Critical Mass - Top 50 Selected Artists, 2017
Leica Oskar Barnack Award - Top 50, 2015
Selected for Review Santa Fe, 2013
Communication Arts Photography Annual, 2013
American Photography 29 (selected), 2013
Photo District News Photography Annual, 2013
Magenta Foundation - Flash Forward (Canada), 2013
Applied Arts Photography Annual, 2013
Nominated for The Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards, 2013
The Renaissance Prize (shortlisted), 2012
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (selected), 2011
PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, 2011
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (two bronze awards), 2011
American Photography 27 (selected), 2011
Magenta Foundation - Flash Forward (Canada), 2011
London Festival of Photography (2nd Place, International Award), 2011
SNAP! Best in Photojournalism/Documentary, 2011
Photo District News Photography Annual, 2010
Communication Arts Photography Annual, 2010
American Photography 26 (selected), 2010
Magenta Foundation - Flash Forward (Canada), 2010
Applied Arts Photography Annual, 2010
NPAC Pictures of the Year, 1st Place for Picture Story, 2010
Nominated for the UNICEF Photo of the Year, 2010
Nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, 2010
Jen Bekman’s Hey Hot Shot! Semi-Finalist, 2010
Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographer Award (Canada), 2009
Jen Bekman’s Hey Hot Shot! First and Second Edition Competition, HM, 2009


SELECTED PRESS, INTERVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, "Souvenirs from the front", by Angela Schader and Gilles Steinmann, Print/Online, Zurich, April, 2018
Canadian Art, "A Soldier Turned Photographer Remembers War", by Caoimhe Morgan-Feir, Online, Toronto, November, 2017
Harper's, "Sphinx, Umm al-Quwain", Readings, Print, New York, August, 2017
Al Tashkeel, Issue 27, "Gaining Ground, Collecting Photographs from the Middle East", by Anya Stafford, Dubai, December, 2016
Future Tense, 516 Arts, Exhibition Catalogue, Albuquerque, June, 2016  
Athens Photo Festival, Hellenic Centre for Photography, Exhibition Catalogue, Athens, June, 2016
Dazed & Confused, "The photo collective capturing youth’s oddities", by Liv Siddall, Online, London, June, 2015
CNN, "Sharia and skyscrapers: Capturing the parallel worlds of the Emirates", by Tricia Escobedo, Online, New York, May, 2015
OAI13, “Être photographe et Canadien: l’expérience de Phil Cheung”, by Laurence Butet-Roch, Online, Paris, February 2015
National Post, Arts & Life, "Looking back to move forward", Print, Toronto, November, 2014
The Globe & Mail, Flash Forward Tenth, Online, Toronto, October, 2014
Canon China, "100 Million", Print, Beijing, September 2014
Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Exhibition Catalogue, Hannover, June 2014
The British Journal of Photography, “Shifting Sands”, by Gemma Padley, Print, London, February 2014
TIME Magazine's Lightbox, "Shifting Sands: Surreal Landscapes of the United Arab Emirates", by Sophie Butcher, Online, May, 2013
Photo District News, 5 Financial Steps to Launching a Photo Career, Print, April, 2013
Communication Arts, Fresh Profile, Online, September 2012
VICE Magazine - International Edition, "The Photo Issue", Print, New York, July 2012
Arles Photography Open Salon, Galerie Huit, Exhibition Catalogue, Arles, July 2012
VISION Magazine, "Soldiers' Angels" by Lina Wang, Print, Shanghai, April 2012
20x200, by Jen Bekman, Online, New York, March 2012
This Is That Magazine, "A Winter in Kandahar" by Kate Osba, Print, New York, March 2012
The Sunday Times Magazine - Spectrum, "Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize", Print, London, October 2, 2011
British Journal of Photography, "Same as it ever was" by Olivier Laurent, Print, London, August 2011
Photo District News, "30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch" by Holly Hughes, Print, New York, March 2011
Booooooom, "Philip Cheung", Online, August 2011
Maisonneuve, “We Felt No Mercy”, Print, Montreal, March 2011
Mother Jones, "The Final Deployment",cby Mark Murrmann, Online, May 2011
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, "Emerging Pro"cby Christopher Robinson, Print, Los Angeles, September 2011
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, Exhibition Catalogue, London, November 2011
Dear Dave Magazine, Issue 9, Print, New York, May 2011
London Festival of Photography, Exhibition Catalogue, London, July 2011
Feature Shoot, "Philip Cheung", Online, January 2011
Communication Arts, "Photography Annual", Print, San Francisco, 2010
2nd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Exhibition Catalogue, Hannover, June 2010
Tiny Vices, Online, April 2010
NPAC Pictures of the Year, Catalogue, Toronto, 2010


BOOKS

After the War: Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture, Stéphane Grenier & Adam Montgomery, University of Regina Press, Regina, 2018
They Desire a Better Country, Lawrence Scanlan, Figure 1 Publishing, Vancouver/Berkeley, 2017
How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide, Gestalten, Berlin, 2016
Worthy Fights - A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, Leon Panetta with Jim Newton, Penguin Books, London, 2015
Flash Forward Tenth, Magenta Publishing, Toronto, 2014
Flash Forward, Magenta Publishing, Toronto, 2013
American Photo 27, New York, 2011
Flash Forward, Magenta Publishing, Toronto, 2011
Flash Forward, Magenta Publishing, Toronto, 2010
American Photo 26, New York, 2010
Flash Forward, Magenta Publishing, Toronto, 2009


ARTIST TALKS

Ontario College of Art & Design University, Portfolio Reviewer, 2016
Ontario College of Art & Design University, Artists Talk, 2015
Ontario College of Art & Design University, Artists Talk, 2015